Application Timeline (2019-2020 Academic Year)

We are no longer accepting applications for 2019-2020. The 2020-2021 application will open in August.


Admitted candidates will be considered for a limited number of merit-based scholarships based on the strength of the admission application.

Application Requirements

To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application:


You must submit a current résumé along with your application.

Personal Statement

Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities.

In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and, why this program is the one for you.

Letters of Recommendations

Applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation.  If you believe a second letter will add value to your candidacy, you may include one additional letter. Recommenders should be faculty members or other individuals who know the applicants professionally and have seen them play a major role on substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online.


The GRE is required for admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems programs and cannot be waived. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. For more information and details about reporting your score, read about Cornell’s Required Tests.


Transcripts from each previously-attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to the Cornell Graduate School prior to matriculation.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application.

International Applicants


International applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. For more information, read Cornell’s policy on International Degree Equivalencies and International Transcripts.

English Language Proficiency

With few exceptions, all international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English language via a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. For more information and details about exemptions and reporting your English proficiency test score, read Cornell’s English Language Proficiency Requirement.